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Make Stop Signs Yellow Instead Of Red

yellow stop signs
 
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A lot of people run red lights and cause accidents. If only they were yellow instead of red they would be much brighter and the change in colour would cause people to pause for thought, then realise that this was actually a stop sign.

Adjacent to each light there will also be a giant mechanical fly of vigilance that will buzz around and take off to film and report anyone not paying attention who may still driving through without stopping.

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xenzag, Sep 27 2020

How To Hide An Empire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6MGV9Y/
Includes the stop sign explanation. [kdf, Sep 27 2020]

A Safety Warning for Composting Pet Poop https://www.foundan...omposting-pet-poop/
[kdf, Sep 27 2020]

Garrett Morgan https://magazine.no...gan-traffic-signal/
[Voice, Sep 28 2020]

Bad Reporter https://www.gocomic...30?ct=v&cti=1441569
Right-hand column, below the fold [kdf, Sep 30 2020]

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       [+] Thanks. I was kinda hoping doctorremulac3 would run with this, as his mock apoplectic fits are entertaining - but your write-ups are always better. The fly of vigilance is an especially creative touch.   

       The story of WHY stops signs are red now rather than yellow (in most places of the world) is interesting in a geopolitical way. The USA had yellow stop signs for decades and pushed for it to be an international standard. In the 1950’s, about a year after the rest of the world pretty much said “okay” - the USA started switching them to red.
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       //I was kinda hoping doctorremulac3 would run with this, as his apoplectic fits are entertaining//   

       You really are an obnoxious asshole.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       There's more to him than that, shirley ?   

       Although then again, perhaps not ...   

       // How To Hide An Empire //   

       Ah yes, "Cultural imperialism" - that's the best sort. No only can you take over and subjugate other societies and cultures, but you can actually get them to pay for their own repression.   

       It's a bit like getting Jews to pay their train fares for their trip to the death camps, which the Germans succeeded in doing.
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       //There's more to him than that, shirley ?   

       Although then again, perhaps not ...//   

       Well for somebody to come to a site people come to to have fun and start harrassing people like a little stalker bitch I guess we could add that he's also dumb as a box of dog shit, socially retarded and probably ugly as fuck.   

       Guessing he's a pussy too. Most bullies are pussies when you stand up to them face to face.   

       There's your entertaining rant kdf, King Dumbfuck. Whenever you want one, let me know. They're actually a kind of fun. ;)
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       That’s the stuff, doc. Your command of the English language is amazing.
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       Thank you.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       I would hope that the two of you would take your dirty laundry to your rooms, instead of shaking it out where others may digest what flys out.   

       In other words, this ain't the place. Be kind and respectful, if it's within you. If I wanted to hear name-calling and ugly speak I'd go to Facebook and shoutout my political affiliation.
blissmiss, Sep 27 2020
  

       <Watches carefully in hope of seeing [doc] or [kdf] cast down the gage/>   

       Will it be swords, or pistols ? Or wrestling in mud ? Arm-wrestling ? Two falls, two submissions or a knockout ?   

       Just as long as it's not that stupid choreographed WWE rubbish. We want real violence, and actual blood.   

       How about jousting ? At worst, one of you might fall off a horse; that's always good for a few weeks in hospital ...   

       // Be kind and respectful, if it's within you. //   

       You'll have to open them up and empty them out, then sort through the bits. Shall we start now ?   

       // my political affiliation //   

       There's a Disney Fairy Godmother party now ? Who knew, huh ?
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       I agree blissy.   

       Tell you what kdf, you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone. I've proposed that several times but you seem to have some kind of obsession with me.   

       So maybe talk to somebody about it and get some help if you can't stop thinking about some stranger you don't even know on the internet. I'm not your enemy, I'm just some guy here to read the interesting ideas people have. This is a fun place where people share ideas, make jokes and generally get along. I don't see what the problem with that is.   

       So for the last time, please, let it go. You enjoy yourself and I'll enjoy myself. It's a wonderful thing.   

       It's what smart people would do.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       There used to be just "road rage", but then along came "packaging rage",where people would go mad trying to open up plastic sealed items. Now there's a new one - "halfbakery rage". Bring out the Fencing Post Roomba, and let it run amok.
xenzag, Sep 27 2020
  

       {wanders over to stand with blissmiss}   

       ...   

       {gets distracted, starts making biryani}
pertinax, Sep 27 2020
  

       Somehow this seems so familiar.   

       Quick, someone mention gun politics...
RayfordSteele, Sep 27 2020
  

       You know, we suspect that [doc] and [kdf] agree totally on the subject of gun control, as in "Gun ownership should be compulsory".   

       Hmmm. [kdf]'s against tobacco smoking ... maybe we can stir something up using that.   

       <Sniffing/>   

       Mmmm, Byrirani ... how long before it's ready ?
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       //Quick, someone mention gun politics...//   

       Gun politics.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       Yessssss ....   

       <Checks video cameras are ready/>
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       It occurred to me, a minute ago, that Unabuba used to talk to people kind of like these two bakers, all the time. You weren't really a member here till he ripped you to shreds and then wrote you a private message apologizing.   

       So go at it. Nobody says I gotta look. I'm just kind of overflowing with back and forths from the leaders of this country. They be acting like morons, fools and dummies, and it's gotten very, very stale.
blissmiss, Sep 27 2020
  

       OK, I think we've spent enough time on this.   

       Let's all just try to be nice to each other, even Unabuba OK?   

       Moving on.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       // nice to each other, even Unabuba //   

       <Open-mouthed astonishment/>   

       But, but, but what else is a [Unabubba] FOR ... ?
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       Blissmiss, I believe you to be a gentle soul and it was not my intent to distress you. I will endeavor to be careful, at least when I think you might be watching.
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       And what about us ?
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       “And what about us ?”
-8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       8th, I hold you in very high regard; admiring your intellect, broad knowledge on many subjects, and even your sense of humor (usually). Any perceived insults are solely in jest, including those you might find in the foregoing sentence.
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       //8th, I hold you in very high regard// 8th I hold you the same way as I hold the cat's poo bag prior to dropping it into the compost bin. I know you would expect nothing less.
xenzag, Sep 27 2020
  

       Say what you will about 8th, xenzag - but I hope you really don’t compost cat poop (link).
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       Oh I know about that, but there's no need to worry, 8th sneaks around and gobbles it all up before it can do any harm. It's his secret addiction and he hides it well, but the trail of anticipatory drool always lead back to his lair.
xenzag, Sep 27 2020
  

       Oh, that’s all right then.
kdf, Sep 27 2020
  

       Get a room, you two.   

       Besides, rather than composting the excrement, it's far more efficient to simply compost the entire cat.   

       // Any perceived insults are solely in jest, including those you might find in the foregoing sentence. //   

       Riiiiight ...   

       <Sidelong very suspicious look/>
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       //A lot of people run red lights and cause accidents. If only they were yellow instead of red//   

       Well sure some people run red lights, but almost 'Everybody' runs yellow lights...   

       I was thinking the solution to people running red lights, was to make the lights yellow, then there are no red lights to run, so the problem is entirely eliminated. Running yellow lights is not seen as a serious problem, so people would be criticised less, there would be fewer prosecutions. People would be less inhibited because running a yellow light would be seen as less of a transgression than running a red light, so more lights would be run, and people would get to their destination faster. There would be more crashes, but because they were not caused by red-light-running they would not be criminal but civil cases, so insurance companies and lawyers would make more money. Everyone wins.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2020
  

       ^ Sheer genius.
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       But if the stop lights are yellow, what colour do we make the (currently) yellow "speed up" lights? And don't say green...
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 27 2020
  

       //Sheer genius// Is that sheer as in tights i.e. completely transparent? Or sheer as in cliffs, i.e. plunging to the bottom?
pocmloc, Sep 27 2020
  

       Depends how good your legs are. You and [xen] can line up for a beauty contest for "best legs". You'll have a fight on though - her wooden one has a really lovely polish and patina (or so we hear).
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       //But if the stop lights are yellow, what colour do we make the (currently) yellow "speed up" lights? And don't say green...//   

       Red, the beauty of that is you don't need to change anything except instructions to the driving public. So red light means you'd floor it to get through the intersection, that'd be about 2 minutes, green would be a wildcard color, do whatever, then yellow so you'd only have to stop for a few seconds. Survivors would get to their destination in record time.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       Given the current trend for "accepting diversity", implementing random rainbow colours at traffic lights seem the next logical step. Making one colour more significant than another smacks of prejudice, after all ...
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       For hundreds of years imperialists referred to the indigenous people of the new world as "red" and colonial powers spoke of the Asians as being "yellow". When it came time to select colors that indicated "danger" or "caution" pretty obvious why they picked those. The inventor of the traffic light was clearly a white supremacist. Probably a KKK member.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       I thought that looked wrong...Unabubba. There, now I can sleep in peace tonight. (No foul, no harm [kdf].)
blissmiss, Sep 27 2020
  

       // The inventor of the traffic light was clearly a white supremacist. Probably a KKK member. //   

       Undoubtedly. A campaign should be started to put up a statue to him/her, so that it can then be torn down and thrown in a river.
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020
  

       Is it OK to say "statue"? I believe the new term is "non- sentient human".   

       OK, looked up the inventor of the traffic light and it's even worse than I thought. Posed for each of his pictures in blackface makeup. Despicable.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2020
  

       In some countries their traffic signals are installed in a horizontal configuration with all colours at equal height, fostering the notion that we are all equal. This goes against the traditional North American vertical layout where red reigns supreme above amber (which I believe is actually the correct term for the middle light) and green.
Canuck, Sep 28 2020
  

       Not for hours, but most of the time is spent gaping at the price by weight of saffron.
pertinax, Sep 28 2020
  

       ...   

       If the collective would like to come to table, there's a big, hot iron pot with a properly stratified confection. On top of the rice, the double yellow rorschach test of saffron water and melty butter. At the bottom, the tender and well marinated meat of something which tastes like chicken. Careful analysis by the wary Borg will establish that it is, in fact, chicken. On the side, some sprinkles of fried onion and fresh coriander. In the middle, everything that sits for years at the back of your spice rack, waiting for its time to shine - that, and six well-minced cloves of garlic.   

       That was quick - would you like seconds?
pertinax, Sep 28 2020
  

       Excuse us a moment while we run up the bilge pumps to maximum - the Cube is rapidly filling with dribble ...   

       Are there Poppadums ?
8th of 7, Sep 28 2020
  

       In a multiverse, given that a person might choose between stopping at one of these yellow lights or speeding up, there should always be at least one universe where they survive every intersection for the entire trip.
RayfordSteele, Sep 28 2020
  

       Change the instructions for traffic lights in the law, but only notify the police. That way people continue their current practice of pressing the gas on a red light except for slow and scared new drivers, who stop at both yellow and red anyway.   

       The yellow will now say stop and have a mechanical fly sitting on it, so the drivers that come to a yellow light will definitely slow down trying to understand what's going on, by then it will turn to red when they will floor the gas pedal, and all's ok that ends ok.
pashute, Sep 28 2020
  

       Jesus, I step away from the box for a couple days and all this happens. Was any blood spilled, body parts forcefully removed, modifiers left dangling?   

       Virtual dueling pistols at distance would have been the responsible choice, shirley. Each participant could offer the appropriate "BANG" followed by details of stance and caliber, aim and trajectory, descriptions of bodily trauma, etc and be summarily graded by intrigued observers.
whatrock, Sep 29 2020
  

       // Was any blood spilled, body parts forcefully removed, modifiers left dangling? //   

       Regrettably, no- despite our strenuous efforts to provoke a scrap. Not so much as an unbalanced parentheses and the corresponding _LVALUE REQUIRED error message.   

       Even muttering "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" hasn't had the desired effect.   

       We blame [bliss] for butting in and being nice, just when it was getting interesting.
8th of 7, Sep 29 2020
  

       I have also laid places for [kdf], [dr3], [xenzag] and [blissmiss] - there's a separate pot with mushroom in place of chicken for the vegetarians.   

       I am testing the hypothesis that food is peace, if only in the sense that neither lasts long in the presence of [8th].
pertinax, Sep 29 2020
  

       Very kind of you, pertinax - but we just finished a lovely meal of ratatouille. End of summer tradition here. No rat, but the last of the fresh basil (and a few other ingredients) straight from the garden.
kdf, Sep 29 2020
  

       //If the collective would like to come to table, there's a big, hot iron pot with a properly stratified confection. On top of the rice, the double yellow rorschach test of saffron water and melty butter. At the bottom, the tender and well marinated meat of something which tastes like chicken. Careful analysis by the wary Borg will establish that it is, in fact, chicken. On the side, some sprinkles of fried onion and fresh coriander. In the middle, everything that sits for years at the back of your spice rack, waiting for its time to shine - that, and six well-minced cloves of garlic.//   

       I forgot I was reading something on the bakery while browsing this comment. It's so descriptive, I thought I was reading Julie Child's book that the movie was made from. So interesting to read and I could almost smell the scent of chili powder, cumin, coriander, thyme, and zaatar.   

       Oh yes, and thank you, [pertinax], for the mushroom delight. It was fabulous.
blissmiss, Sep 29 2020
  

       //I am testing the hypothesis that food is peace.//   

       Even its offering can bring peace. Thank you pertinax.
doctorremulac3, Sep 29 2020
  

       Made the news / funny papers (link) this morning.
kdf, Sep 30 2020
  
      
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